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Musical Services

I’ve often told you to look for musical services, outdoor services, and that sort of twist on a regular synagogue service to expand your own idea of what Jewish prayer can be like and to give your non-Jewish family members another way to access Jewish liturgy. Mizmor Shir is a good example of a Musical…

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Ain’t We Got Fun!

One of the best things about belonging to a community is that there are other people to create fun activities FOR you and to support the ones you create. A friend of mine is entranced with the music of Tin Pan Alley. He has become quite the expert on the musicians, politics and social upheaval…

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We’re going to the Theater!

This fall, the Berkeley Rep presents An Audience with Meow Meow, about an international singing sensation and ├╝ber-award-winning comedienne. In connection to the play, I’ll be offering a class exploring the music as a “degenerate” art form. Degenerate, Forbidden, Suppressed. Music and Otherness in Fascist Europe The attitudes displayed by European fascist regimes (especially Italy,…

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